/ Austin, TX
Member since July 2019
Hola, People! My name is Carlos Cordero! I am a full-time composer, hug-giver, and singer with a crazy mind. In the past few years, I have been lucky to win composition competitions around the world that have led to wonderful relationships and opportunities. Back in 2018, I was selected as University of Houston’s Affiliated Fellow at the American Academy of Rome, spending two months in Rome writing music and poems, eating delicious food, and meeting fascinating people. My pieces have traveled around the world, including America, Europe, and Asia!
I am originally from Venezuela. I was born in Maracaibo, a hot city with delicious food! Right now, I am living in Austin, Texas with my fiancé, Ryan Heller after finishing my Master of Music in Composition at University of Houston, where I studied with Dr. David Ashley White. I can’t believe I had the chance to sing with UH’s Concert Chorale under the direction of Dr. Betsy Cook Weber, winning the 28th Béla Bartók International Choral Competition Grand Prix. Panamusica, E.C. Schirmer, and Selah Publishing publish some of my scores. All the others are available on my website! I am currently working on my educational project, Happy Composer while working as composer-in-residence in Chorus Austin.
Being a singer myself, I care a lot about each vocal line. I try to make them as singable as possible but also as enjoyable as possible. I want every singer to enjoy both the text and the music so they can best communicate the experience to the audience.
I write slow and lyrical pieces and fast and energetic ones! You can listen to my portfolio on: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL61mtoEJqEV-L65glh9G0hXdKOHzr4ENQ